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Tour de Suisse stage 5: Viviani wins again, Sagan keeps yellow

Deceuninck-Quick Step expertly deliver Elia Viviani to his second consecutive stage win ahead of Peter Sagan

Elia Viviani has got back into his stride. After a three month dry spell that saw him abandon the Giro d’Italia empty handed, the Italian champion took a second consecutive stage win in the Tour de Suisse Wednesday.

The Deceuninck-Quick Step rider won stage 5 into Einsiedeln beating Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgroe) and Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) to the top of a short cobbled rise.

As had been the case on the two previous stages, his team took command in the final kilometers. After Kasper Asgreen, Yves Lampaert and Michael Mørkøv did their turns, Max Richeze led up the foot of the 300m slope before pulling wide on a final left hander with 125m to the line.

Although Viviani had Sagan in his slipstream, as he dived through the inside of the corner and accelerated up the last haul, there was nothing Sagan could do to get around him.

“When they do a leadout like that, they make my life really easy,” said Viviani afterwards.

Despite his mid-season lull, Wednesday’s win was Viviani’s sixth of the season. Earlier in the year he took stages of the Santos Tour Down Under, the UAE Tour and Tirreno Adriatico, as well as the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.

Viviani took three runner-spots in the Giro before abandoing ahead of the Alps. He also crossed the line first on stage 3 but was disqualified for erratic sprinting. Viviani will now head towards the Tour de France, where he’s yet to have ever won a stage, assured he’s refound his winning edge.

“I’m ready, I just need to manage the next two weeks after the Tour de Suisse and arrive there in the best shape I can,” he said. “This is a big confidence boost for the Tour. There’s a lot of suffering here [at the Tour de Suisse] in the next few days but it should be good for the legs.”

Viviani admitted he wasn’t sure that Wednesday’s 177km leg between Münchenstein and Einsiedeln would come down to a sprint, or that he would necessarily be there to contest it.

A lumpy early parcours saw four riders break away, although Bert-Jan Lindermann (Jumbo-Visma) didn’t last long in the move. Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ), Matej Mohorič (Bahrain-Merida) and Fabien Grellier (Total-Direct Energie) made it as far as the first officially classified climb (Sattel) 130km in, but only Mohorič remained out front over the top.

Although the Slovenian would stay out front over the next smaller cat. 3 climb of Einsiedeln and lead onto the 20km finishing circuit, he was caught just after crossing the Sihlsee reservoir with 13km to go.

Overall, Sagan remains in yellow with a 14-second lead on Sunweb’s Michael Matthews. Although Viviani is keeping the black jersey warm for him, the Slovak also leads the points competition.

Tour de Suisse Stage 5 Results

1VIVIANI EliaDeceuninck - Quick Step4:18:26
2SAGAN PeterBORA - hansgrohe,,
3STUYVEN JasperTrek - Segafredo,,
4TRENTIN MatteoMitchelton-Scott,,
5MATTHEWS MichaelTeam Sunweb,,
6KRISTOFF AlexanderUAE-Team Emirates,,
7LIENHARD FabianSwitzerland,,
8DEWULF StanLotto Soudal,,
9JANSE VAN RENSBURG ReinardtTeam Dimension Data,,
10BEVIN PatrickCCC Team,,
11VANMARCKE SepEF Education First,,
12GARCÍA CORTINA IvánBahrain Merida,,
14MONFORT MaximeLotto Soudal,,
15VAN DER HOORN TacoTeam Jumbo-Visma,,
16BENOOT TiesjLotto Soudal,,
18KUDUS MerhawiAstana Pro Team,,
19BETANCUR CarlosMovistar Team,,
20MAS LluísMovistar Team,,
21FELLINE FabioTrek - Segafredo,,
22SÁNCHEZ Luis LeónAstana Pro Team,,
23HENAO SergioUAE-Team Emirates,,
24KONRAD PatrickBORA - hansgrohe,,
25ROCHE NicolasTeam Sunweb,,
27ASGREEN KasperDeceuninck - Quick Step,,
28CARPENTER RobinRally UHC Cycling,,
29RICHEZE MaximilianoDeceuninck - Quick Step,,
30HOELGAARD DanielGroupama - FDJ,,
31COUSIN JérômeTeam Total Direct Energie,,
32OURSELIN PaulTeam Total Direct Energie,,
33KELDERMAN WilcoTeam Sunweb,,
34KREUZIGER RomanTeam Dimension Data,,
35STANNARD RobertMitchelton-Scott,,
36HAAS NathanTeam Katusha Alpecin,,
37MORABITO SteveGroupama - FDJ,,
38CONCI NicolaTrek - Segafredo,,
39THALMANN RolandSwitzerland,,
40ŠPILAK SimonTeam Katusha Alpecin,,
41BIDARD FrançoisAG2R La Mondiale,,
42ANACONA WinnerMovistar Team,,
43MÄDER GinoTeam Dimension Data,,
44MAS EnricDeceuninck - Quick Step,,
45ZABEL RickTeam Katusha Alpecin,,
46HIRT JanAstana Pro Team,,
47BOUWMAN KoenTeam Jumbo-Visma,,
48SOLER MarcMovistar Team,,
49BRAMBILLA GianlucaTrek - Segafredo,,
50FRANK MathiasAG2R La Mondiale,,
51WARBASSE LarryAG2R La Mondiale,,
52POZZOVIVO DomenicoBahrain Merida,,
53SICARD RomainTeam Total Direct Energie,,
54FABBRO MatteoTeam Katusha Alpecin,,
55SCHELLING PatrickSwitzerland,,
56DEVENYNS DriesDeceuninck - Quick Step,,
57BROWN NathanEF Education First,,
58CRADDOCK LawsonEF Education First,,
59THOMAS BenjaminGroupama - FDJ,,
60CARTHY HughEF Education First,,
61BATTAGLIN EnricoTeam Katusha Alpecin,,
62PELLAUD SimonSwitzerland,,
63BARBERO CarlosMovistar Team,,
64FRIESECKE GianSwitzerland,,
65DENNIS RohanBahrain Merida,,
66FRANKINY KilianGroupama - FDJ,,
67PARET-PEINTRE AurélienAG2R La Mondiale,,
68GENIETS KevinGroupama - FDJ,,
71VANDENBERGH StijnAG2R La Mondiale,,
72ARU FabioUAE-Team Emirates,,
73NATAROV YuriyAstana Pro Team,,
74ANDERSON RyanRally UHC Cycling,,
75LIGTHART PimTeam Total Direct Energie,,
76CONTRERAS RodrigoAstana Pro Team,,
77KING BenTeam Dimension Data,,
78TOLHOEK AntwanTeam Jumbo-Visma,,
79ROELANDTS JürgenMovistar Team,,
80LATOUR PierreAG2R La Mondiale,,
81AGNOLI ValerioBahrain Merida,,
82HOLLENSTEIN RetoTeam Katusha Alpecin,,
83BOUCHARD GeoffreyAG2R La Mondiale,,
84SAJNOK SzymonCCC Team,,
85GAROSIO AndreaBahrain Merida,,
86DOCKER MitchellEF Education First,,
88GRMAY TsgabuMitchelton-Scott,,
89ROOSEN TimoTeam Jumbo-Visma,,
90GESCHKE SimonCCC Team,,
91HANSEN AdamLotto Soudal,,
92MØRKØV MichaelDeceuninck - Quick Step,,
93BADILATTI MatteoSwitzerland,,
94KRAGH ANDERSEN SørenTeam Sunweb,,
95VAN DER SANDE ToshLotto Soudal,,
96ALBASINI MichaelMitchelton-Scott,,
97LINDEMAN Bert-JanTeam Jumbo-Visma,,
98DOULL OwainTeam INEOS,,
99SLAGTER Tom-JelteTeam Dimension Data,,
100KÄMNA LennardTeam Sunweb0:37
101THOMSON Jay RobertTeam Dimension Data0:44
102SCULLY TomEF Education First0:53
103MOHORIČ MatejBahrain Merida0:55
104LAMPAERT YvesDeceuninck - Quick Step,,
105CALMEJANE LilianTeam Total Direct Energie,,
106DEGENKOLB JohnTrek - Segafredo1:11
107BOUDAT ThomasTeam Total Direct Energie,,
108HIRSCHI MarcTeam Sunweb1:13
109OSS DanielBORA - hansgrohe1:15
110BEWLEY SamMitchelton-Scott1:17
111BYSTRØM Sven ErikUAE-Team Emirates1:19
112BODNAR MaciejBORA - hansgrohe1:31
113VALGREN MichaelTeam Dimension Data,,
114ROWE LukeTeam INEOS,,
115SCHÄR MichaelCCC Team,,
116HEPBURN MichaelMitchelton-Scott1:35
117EDMONDSON AlexMitchelton-Scott1:46
118COSTA RuiUAE-Team Emirates2:25
119PÖSTLBERGER LukasBORA - hansgrohe,,
120GOGL MichaelTrek - Segafredo,,
121BOHLI TomUAE-Team Emirates,,
122IMHOF ClaudioSwitzerland,,
123ARNDT NikiasTeam Sunweb,,
124MORI ManueleUAE-Team Emirates2:30
125FRAILE OmarAstana Pro Team2:32
126NIBALI AntonioBahrain Merida,,
127VANENDERT JelleLotto Soudal,,
128CARRETERO HéctorMovistar Team,,
129TUFT SveinRally UHC Cycling2:35
130BRITTON RobRally UHC Cycling,,
131MANNION GavinRally UHC Cycling,,
132KÜNG StefanGroupama - FDJ,,
133MCNULTY BrandonRally UHC Cycling2:37
134SCHILLINGER AndreasBORA - hansgrohe2:58
135BURGHARDT MarcusBORA - hansgrohe3:21
136VAN KEIRSBULCK GuillaumeCCC Team5:27
137GRELLIER FabienTeam Total Direct Energie5:32
138SMIT WillieTeam Katusha Alpecin,,
139JOYCE ColinRally UHC Cycling5:36
140REIJNEN KielTrek - Segafredo7:41
141WOUTERS EnzoLotto Soudal12:48
1SAGAN PeterBORA - hansgrohe 15:55:48
2MATTHEWS MichaelTeam Sunweb0:14
3ASGREEN KasperDeceuninck - Quick Step0:21
4DENNIS RohanBahrain Merida0:22
5CRADDOCK LawsonEF Education First0:27
6TRENTIN MatteoMitchelton-Scott0:38
7KONRAD PatrickBORA - hansgrohe0:39
9SÁNCHEZ Luis LeónAstana Pro Team,,
10ANACONA WinnerMovistar Team,,
11FELLINE FabioTrek - Segafredo0:41
12BERNAL EganTeam INEOS0:45
13GENIETS KevinGroupama - FDJ0:47
14BENOOT TiesjLotto Soudal,,
15ROCHE NicolasTeam Sunweb0:48
16MAS LluísMovistar Team0:49
17SOLER MarcMovistar Team0:51
18ARU FabioUAE-Team Emirates0:52
19MORABITO SteveGroupama - FDJ0:53
20BETANCUR CarlosMovistar Team0:55
21SICARD RomainTeam Total Direct Energie0:56
22HENAO SergioUAE-Team Emirates0:58
24ŠPILAK SimonTeam Katusha Alpecin1:00
25FRANK MathiasAG2R La Mondiale1:01
26HIRT JanAstana Pro Team1:02
27CONCI NicolaTrek - Segafredo,,
28CARTHY HughEF Education First,,
29MAS EnricDeceuninck - Quick Step1:05
30DEVENYNS DriesDeceuninck - Quick Step1:07
31BOUWMAN KoenTeam Jumbo-Visma1:08
32BROWN NathanEF Education First1:10
33KREUZIGER RomanTeam Dimension Data1:11
34FABBRO MatteoTeam Katusha Alpecin1:14
35POZZOVIVO DomenicoBahrain Merida1:15
37BRAMBILLA GianlucaTrek - Segafredo1:20
38SCHELLING PatrickSwitzerland1:22
39BATTAGLIN EnricoTeam Katusha Alpecin1:23
40FRANKINY KilianGroupama - FDJ1:26
41PARET-PEINTRE AurélienAG2R La Mondiale1:27
42BIDARD FrançoisAG2R La Mondiale1:34
43KUDUS MerhawiAstana Pro Team1:41
45KELDERMAN WilcoTeam Sunweb1:50
46GRMAY TsgabuMitchelton-Scott2:23
47KÄMNA LennardTeam Sunweb2:24
48BYSTRØM Sven ErikUAE-Team Emirates2:56
49SCHÄR MichaelCCC Team3:01
50KÜNG StefanGroupama - FDJ3:03
51STANNARD RobertMitchelton-Scott3:21
52ALBASINI MichaelMitchelton-Scott3:33
53GESCHKE SimonCCC Team3:37
54LAMPAERT YvesDeceuninck - Quick Step3:52
55CARRETERO HéctorMovistar Team3:58
56HIRSCHI MarcTeam Sunweb3:59
57MÄDER GinoTeam Dimension Data4:22
58BARBERO CarlosMovistar Team4:45
59CALMEJANE LilianTeam Total Direct Energie5:09
60KRAGH ANDERSEN SørenTeam Sunweb5:29
61ARNDT NikiasTeam Sunweb6:32
62MONFORT MaximeLotto Soudal6:56
63DEWULF StanLotto Soudal7:00
64BEVIN PatrickCCC Team7:11
65MOHORIČ MatejBahrain Merida7:21
66OSS DanielBORA - hansgrohe7:41
67THALMANN RolandSwitzerland8:20
68VANMARCKE SepEF Education First8:51
69CONTRERAS RodrigoAstana Pro Team9:01
70BOUCHARD GeoffreyAG2R La Mondiale9:02
71HANSEN AdamLotto Soudal9:04
72WARBASSE LarryAG2R La Mondiale9:18
73OURSELIN PaulTeam Total Direct Energie9:23
74PELLAUD SimonSwitzerland9:28
75TOLHOEK AntwanTeam Jumbo-Visma9:40
76SLAGTER Tom-JelteTeam Dimension Data10:54
77NATAROV YuriyAstana Pro Team11:20
78PÖSTLBERGER LukasBORA - hansgrohe11:23
79COSTA RuiUAE-Team Emirates11:28
80VIVIANI EliaDeceuninck - Quick Step12:04
81DOULL OwainTeam INEOS12:11
82HAAS NathanTeam Katusha Alpecin12:13
83FRIESECKE GianSwitzerland12:16
84DOCKER MitchellEF Education First12:17
85STUYVEN JasperTrek - Segafredo12:22
86GARCÍA CORTINA IvánBahrain Merida12:26
87JANSE VAN RENSBURG ReinardtTeam Dimension Data12:34
88KING BenTeam Dimension Data12:47
89LIENHARD FabianSwitzerland12:52
90KRISTOFF AlexanderUAE-Team Emirates12:55
91MØRKØV MichaelDeceuninck - Quick Step12:59
92LIGTHART PimTeam Total Direct Energie13:07
93BADILATTI MatteoSwitzerland13:40
94DEGENKOLB JohnTrek - Segafredo13:45
95VALGREN MichaelTeam Dimension Data13:59
96BOUDAT ThomasTeam Total Direct Energie14:01
97MORI ManueleUAE-Team Emirates14:27
98AGNOLI ValerioBahrain Merida14:42
99MCNULTY BrandonRally UHC Cycling,,
100FRAILE OmarAstana Pro Team14:49
101WIŚNIOWSKI ŁukaszCCC Team14:57
102BODNAR MaciejBORA - hansgrohe16:07
103VAN DER HOORN TacoTeam Jumbo-Visma16:31
104GOGL MichaelTrek - Segafredo16:41
105THOMAS BenjaminGroupama - FDJ18:23
106JOYCE ColinRally UHC Cycling18:29
107GRELLIER FabienTeam Total Direct Energie18:38
108CARPENTER RobinRally UHC Cycling19:49
109HEPBURN MichaelMitchelton-Scott19:51
110SMIT WillieTeam Katusha Alpecin20:02
111SAJNOK SzymonCCC Team20:30
112VANDENBERGH StijnAG2R La Mondiale20:32
113LATOUR PierreAG2R La Mondiale20:38
114RICHEZE MaximilianoDeceuninck - Quick Step21:06
115ROOSEN TimoTeam Jumbo-Visma21:10
116VAN DER SANDE ToshLotto Soudal21:47
117BURGHARDT MarcusBORA - hansgrohe22:20
118HOLLENSTEIN RetoTeam Katusha Alpecin24:02
119ZABEL RickTeam Katusha Alpecin24:13
120BRITTON RobRally UHC Cycling24:19
121SCULLY TomEF Education First24:28
122ROELANDTS JürgenMovistar Team24:40
123GAROSIO AndreaBahrain Merida24:43
124HOELGAARD DanielGroupama - FDJ24:55
125THOMSON Jay RobertTeam Dimension Data,,
126BEWLEY SamMitchelton-Scott25:25
127EDMONDSON AlexMitchelton-Scott25:31
128IMHOF ClaudioSwitzerland26:02
129BOHLI TomUAE-Team Emirates26:04
130COUSIN JérômeTeam Total Direct Energie26:30
131ANDERSON RyanRally UHC Cycling26:48
132LINDEMAN Bert-JanTeam Jumbo-Visma26:50
133ROWE LukeTeam INEOS27:38
134MANNION GavinRally UHC Cycling,,
135TUFT SveinRally UHC Cycling28:01
136VANENDERT JelleLotto Soudal28:15
137NIBALI AntonioBahrain Merida29:23
138SCHILLINGER AndreasBORA - hansgrohe29:44
139VAN KEIRSBULCK GuillaumeCCC Team29:48
140REIJNEN KielTrek - Segafredo33:39
141WOUTERS EnzoLotto Soudal40:51
1SAGAN PeterBORA - hansgrohe37
2VIVIANI EliaDeceuninck - Quick Step32
3MATTHEWS MichaelTeam Sunweb19
4TRENTIN MatteoMitchelton-Scott14
5DENNIS RohanBahrain Merida12
6SÁNCHEZ Luis LeónAstana Pro Team12
7ASGREEN KasperDeceuninck - Quick Step10
8IMHOF ClaudioSwitzerland8
9STUYVEN JasperTrek - Segafredo8
10BODNAR MaciejBORA - hansgrohe8
11SMIT WillieTeam Katusha Alpecin6
12DEGENKOLB JohnTrek - Segafredo6
13MOHORIČ MatejBahrain Merida5
14FRIESECKE GianSwitzerland5
15KÜNG StefanGroupama - FDJ4
16CARPENTER RobinRally UHC Cycling4
17LINDEMAN Bert-JanTeam Jumbo-Visma4
18KRAGH ANDERSEN SørenTeam Sunweb4
19GARCÍA CORTINA IvánBahrain Merida4
20PELLAUD SimonSwitzerland3
21KONRAD PatrickBORA - hansgrohe2
24GESCHKE SimonCCC Team2
25FRAILE OmarAstana Pro Team2
26GRELLIER FabienTeam Total Direct Energie2
28THALMANN RolandSwitzerland1
29ANDERSON RyanRally UHC Cycling1
30MANNION GavinRally UHC Cycling1
31SCHILLINGER AndreasBORA - hansgrohe1
1IMHOF ClaudioSwitzerland24
2MANNION GavinRally UHC Cycling19
3MOHORIČ MatejBahrain Merida9
4GRELLIER FabienTeam Total Direct Energie9
5DENNIS RohanBahrain Merida8
6VAN DER HOORN TacoTeam Jumbo-Visma7
7FRIESECKE GianSwitzerland7
9ASGREEN KasperDeceuninck - Quick Step6
10FRAILE OmarAstana Pro Team6
11PELLAUD SimonSwitzerland6
12AGNOLI ValerioBahrain Merida6
13GESCHKE SimonCCC Team5
14BURGHARDT MarcusBORA - hansgrohe5
15POZZOVIVO DomenicoBahrain Merida4
16HENAO SergioUAE-Team Emirates3
17CONCI NicolaTrek - Segafredo3
18KÄMNA LennardTeam Sunweb3
19SMIT WillieTeam Katusha Alpecin3
21CARPENTER RobinRally UHC Cycling2
22GAROSIO AndreaBahrain Merida2
23ANDERSON RyanRally UHC Cycling2
24ARNDT NikiasTeam Sunweb1
25LINDEMAN Bert-JanTeam Jumbo-Visma1
26NIBALI AntonioBahrain Merida1
1ASGREEN KasperDeceuninck - Quick Step 15:56:09
2BERNAL EganTeam INEOS0:24
3GENIETS KevinGroupama - FDJ0:26
4BENOOT TiesjLotto Soudal,,
5CONCI NicolaTrek - Segafredo0:41
6CARTHY HughEF Education First,,
7MAS EnricDeceuninck - Quick Step0:44
8FABBRO MatteoTeam Katusha Alpecin0:53
9FRANKINY KilianGroupama - FDJ1:05
10PARET-PEINTRE AurélienAG2R La Mondiale1:06
11KUDUS MerhawiAstana Pro Team1:20
12KÄMNA LennardTeam Sunweb2:03
13STANNARD RobertMitchelton-Scott3:00
14CARRETERO HéctorMovistar Team3:37
15HIRSCHI MarcTeam Sunweb3:38
16MÄDER GinoTeam Dimension Data4:01
17KRAGH ANDERSEN SørenTeam Sunweb5:08
18DEWULF StanLotto Soudal6:39
19MOHORIČ MatejBahrain Merida7:00
20CONTRERAS RodrigoAstana Pro Team8:40
21OURSELIN PaulTeam Total Direct Energie9:02
22TOLHOEK AntwanTeam Jumbo-Visma9:19
23NATAROV YuriyAstana Pro Team10:59
24FRIESECKE GianSwitzerland11:55
25GARCÍA CORTINA IvánBahrain Merida12:05
26BOUDAT ThomasTeam Total Direct Energie13:40
27MCNULTY BrandonRally UHC Cycling14:21
28THOMAS BenjaminGroupama - FDJ18:02
29JOYCE ColinRally UHC Cycling18:08
30GRELLIER FabienTeam Total Direct Energie18:17
31SAJNOK SzymonCCC Team20:09
32BOHLI TomUAE-Team Emirates25:43
33WOUTERS EnzoLotto Soudal40:30
1Team Sunweb 47:48:56
2EF Education First0:15
3Team INEOS0:28
4Groupama - FDJ0:29
5Deceuninck - Quick Step0:32
6Movistar Team0:48
7UAE-Team Emirates0:55
8Astana Pro Team1:02
9Trek - Segafredo1:04
10CCC Team1:08
11Team Katusha Alpecin1:09
12Swiss Cycling Team1:17
13AG2R La Mondiale1:45
15Team Dimension Data4:42
16BORA - hansgrohe6:07
17Bahrain Merida6:16
18Team Total Direct Energie10:01
19Lotto Soudal13:11
20Team Jumbo-Visma20:47
21Rally UHC Cycling41:59

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